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Thinking Differently:

The internet revolution & the human brain

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This Debate

Warren Ellis, Ben Hammersley, Edie Lush. Paul Moss hosts.

The internet revolution is changing our lives and how culture and society function. But is it also changing how we think? Is the immediacy and sound bite character of the online world the beginnings of a bright new intellectual culture or the dawning of a dark age?

The Panel

Internet icon and comic book writer Warren Ellis, technologist and diplomat Ben Hammersley, and political analyst and broadcaster Edie Lush learn to think differently.

Jump to what you want to see in the debate
  • Ben Hammersley
    The Pitch
    We are evolving into a new type of human through the use of the internet
  • Edie Lush
    The Pitch
    The internet helps with causes that would otherwise go unnoticed
  • Warren Ellis
    The Pitch
    All forms of media change the way we think
  • The Debate
    Theme One
    Are we thinking differently?
  • The Debate
    Theme Two
    Is society thinking differently?
  • The Debate
    Theme Three
    Can the internet be controlled?
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Fentciutat on 10/04/2013 10:01am

Are we running towards the "organismisation" of Humankind? The constitution of a hyper-integrated Humankind where individuals will become connected cells of a unitary entity endowed with one mind and one will?

TheLaughingMan on 12/03/2013 2:28pm

The internet has already begun to change the way we think dramatically: the way we concieve of ourselves, the way we remember and store information, the way in which we approach tasks and problem solving. It's the biggest augmentation of human capabilities in the history of man, but it's quite possible that the externalisation of certain faculties is cause for concern. Some may argue we are becoming less human.

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